Being hurt in an accident caused by another party can be frustrating and difficult to deal with. Serious injuries can have far-reaching effects on injured parties’ lives physically, emotionally, and financially. After being seriously injured, accident victims may be out of work for significant periods of time. In some cases, victims are unable to return to work at all.
If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, you may have many questions and concerns about the financial recovery process. Adjusting to a new way of life, coupled with the cost of your medical bills, may seem overwhelming. However, help is available during this challenging time. You could be entitled to compensation for your accident-related losses, and a Bellmore personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you pursue it.
To discuss your legal options and find out if you are eligible to make a claim, call (516) 358-6900.
We Understand How Serious Injuries Affect Your Life
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our personal approach enables us to fully understand your situation and address its needs. We can provide clarity about your legal options, help you understand the claims process, and offer legal support.
Some of our personal injury practice areas include:
Suppose you or a loved one was injured as a passenger, driver, pedestrian, or cyclist by a negligent motorist. In that case, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and other losses related to the accident, even if you share some fault for the collision. We can help you understand the benefits offered under your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance coverage and secure compensation from the at-fault driver.
Premises Liability Accidents
Did you slip, trip, or fall as a guest visiting another party’s property? If so, we can help. Identifying who is responsible for your losses and proving negligence can present many legal obstacles. However, we do not shy away from a challenge. We can help you pursue compensation after getting hurt due to another party’s negligence.
Being injured at work can pose many unique legal challenges. You may be out of work for a prolonged period or be unable to return to your job at all. We can help you explore your legal options and pursue the compensation you need.
You may not see your particular scenario listed above. We encourage you to call our team to discuss your legal options. We can answer your questions at no cost to you.
Examples of Serious Personal Injuries
When you team up with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we help you understand your legal options so that you can make informed decisions in regard to your case.
Right now, you or a loved one may be managing one or more of the following injuries:
- A traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- The significant limitation or permanent use of a bodily organ, function, or system
- The loss of one or more limbs
We encourage you to seek medical attention for your injuries if you have not already done so. You will want to tie your injuries to the accident that harmed you as soon as possible.
Recoverable Damages in a Bellmore Personal Injury Case
The types of damages you can recover will depend on the specifics of your situation.
However, some compensable losses in your case may include:
- Current and ongoing medical costs
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced future earning capacity
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Losses associated with wrongful death, such as loss of consortium, loss of parental guidance, and funeral costs
For more information about how we can help, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900. We can answer any questions that you may have about working with a Bellmore personal injury lawyer.
Services Our Legal Team Provides
Unfortunately, being injured in an accident that was not your fault does not automatically mean that you will receive compensation. The legal process consists of many moving parts that require a deep understanding of the laws that apply to your situation. In most cases, the claims process begins with an investigation. Your legal team will need to find and use evidence to support your claim.
Your lawyer can build your personal injury case by:
- Identifying the liable and at-fault parties
- Proving that negligence resulted in your injuries
- Examining every aspect of your case to estimate the value of your claim
- Managing all communications with the insurers
- Handling settlement negotiations on your behalf
- Reviewing settlement offers to ensure they meet your current and future health care expenses
If the insurance company does not offer a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial. The statute of limitations in your case will depend on how you were injured. For instance, if you were hurt in a car accident, you typically have three years to file a lawsuit, per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4). However, if you were injured as a result of medical malpractice, your window of action may vary, as described under CVP §214-A.
A Bellmore personal injury lawyer can manage the deadlines associated with your case. You can call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to learn more.
You Do Not Pay Any Legal Fees Unless We Win
With over a century of combined legal experience, our team understands the importance of working closely with our clients.
By taking the time to understand the challenges associated with your case, we can use our knowledge and resources to:
- Help you seek justice for your accident
- Help you understand the claims settlement process
- Remove the burden of managing a personal injury case on your own
- Ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurance company
- Fight for the outcome you and your family deserve
Along with a free initial consultation, we provide our services on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not pay us anything until we resolve your case.
When you are ready, a Bellmore personal injury lawyer is here to help. If you would like to know more about our services, contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900 today.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Bellmore, call 516-358-6900